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by Henry Goodman,Zadie Smith

  • Author: Henry Goodman,Zadie Smith
  • ISBN: 0141804750
  • ISBN13: 978-0141804750
  • ePub: 1745 kb | FB2: 1372 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio UK; New Ed edition (February 25, 2003)
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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Autograph Man (cd) ePub download

The Autograph Man Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged. Zadie Smith is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW and Swing Time, as well as a novella, The Embassy of Cambodia, and a collection of essays, Changing My Mind

The Autograph Man Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged. by Zadie Smith (Author), Henry Goodman (Reader). Zadie Smith is the author of the novels White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, NW and Swing Time, as well as a novella, The Embassy of Cambodia, and a collection of essays, Changing My Mind. Zadie was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2002, and was listed as one of Granta's 20 Best Young British Novelists in 2003 and again in 2013.

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Just as a man with a fetish for slight, downy-armed Japanese women is left cold by a big, brassy blonde, so the man who has spent his life in the pursuit of the tap shoes worn by the popular musical star Donald O’Connor can muster no real enthusiasm when the man at the stall to his right shows him the ruffled. shirt Henry Daniell wore in Camille. All fandom is a form of tunnel vision: warm and dark and infinite in one direction. ALEX TRAMPED THROUGH the market, looking for interested parties. The man’s trademark had been to carve the name of his victim into her own forehead. On death row he was married twice and proposed to a dozen times. Stuart was inconsolable.

Other Books by Zadie Smith. I am indebted to Georgia Garrett, Simon Prosser and Ann Godoff, who make books happen and keep me sane. Zohar, The Wrestling Match.

Zadie Smith's deeply funny, subversive and splendidly entertaining The Autograph Man is a whirlwind tour of celebrity and our fame-obsessed times. Following one Alex-Li Tandem - a twenty-something, Chinese-Jewish autograph dealer turned on by sex, drugs and organised religion - it takes in London and New York, love and death, fathers and sons, as Alex tries to discover how a piece of paper can bring him closer to his heart's desire

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The Autograph Man - Zadie Smith . Zadie Smith I Love Books Great Books Book Cover Design Book Design Telling Stories Book Authors Fiction Books Vintage Ads. More information. NW by Zadie Smith - NW is Smith's long-awaited novel, which focuses on four characters who grew up in the same impoverished housing complex in England. Their lives clash in instances dealing with race, gender, and class. Bookforum spoke to Zadie Smith recently about NW, her tragicomic new book about a northwest London neighborhood and its people; {~ NW: A Novel by Zadie Smith read full free Epub format txt pdf online ipad iphone android pc mac.

The Autograph Man follows one Alex-Li Tandem: a twenty-something Chinese-Jewish autograph dealer .

The Autograph Man follows one Alex-Li Tandem: a twenty-something Chinese-Jewish autograph dealer turned on by sex, drugs and organised religion. From London to New York, love to death, fathers to sons, Alex tries to discover how a piece of paper can bring him closer to his heart's desire.

Gogul
Another success that has followed White Teeth, Zadie put me in the driver's seat to another complex set of people and their circumstances. This one was character-driven, as much of her work is, and yet there is this plot in the background that is very concrete and believable. It's made believable by the interior expose of the characters being also highly believable.

Look, let's make matters simple here... Zadie Smith's work is great stuff, compelling, funny, poignant, interesting, and non-stop movement forward toward the goal of dissecting the human condition and making art out of it.

So why not 5 stars? Well, the one star that is blank is most likely for her tendency to be a bit obtuse at times, not misleading, but a kind of "haze" gets laid over the writing that is almost like she's doing some purposeful misdirection, and the reason I think that she does that is because she does not want her work to be too simplistic, or to be taken that way. It's almost as if she has a fear that she will not be intellectual enough, or clever enough, so sometimes the story takes a direction that is more like a cul-du-sac on the journey, and it throws a bit of smoke on the scene. Then again, it could be this reader's inability to concentrate well enough on what some might consider slightly tough material. She is, after all, not aiming to be jejune.

White Teeth does not appear to have that kind of distraction. The pace was much different in that novel, and it did not let up. White Teeth was more like a train to Autograph Man's hot air balloon. Both are valid means of transportation, but certainly with different perspectives and aesthetics.
nailer
Somehow, Zadie Smith's characters just didn't click for me. I didn't finish the book - though I read over a third of it - so maybe something would have come together if I had stuck with it, but the characters had no real appeal to me. There were no meaningful female characters, and the main male characters were lost young men who mostly seemed like losers with no redeeming appeal. It's an early novel of hers. I've enjoyed everything else she's written.
Deeroman
This book touches on so many issues and is so brilliantly executed.I couldn't put it down. The characters are so real you can almost feel yourself in their world. I can't wait to read her other novels.I got onto this watching a Stephen Fry documentary on language. He had this book in front of him and I thought.......if it's good enough for him.........and I was right.
Doriel
I'll read anything Zadie Smith writes. Really liked 'On Beauty' and 'White Teeth' and looking forward to NW. Smith can do dialogue just about as well as anyone and this one has a lot of exposition about the memorabilia trade which just was not that interesting. Also, the father-son dynamic just did not work for me.
Chi
Zadie Smith is a fantastic writer, but this book did not hold my attention.
Rivik
That this book got published is amazing; that the author won a prize for her first novel strains belief. It is hard to exagerate or decide which is more mixed up, the characters, the story, or the writer. It is beneath sophomoric as applied to someone submitting a paper in High School
Xellerlu
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First, let me say this about Ms. Smith’s sophomore effort, The Autograph Man: it has one of the best prologues I have ever read. It was truthful and moving. It made me anxious to jump into the rest of the novel. Then, a strange thing happened. This sophomore effort became more of a first novel.

Here’s what I mean by that: the rest of the novel seems geared more around clever writer tricks than simply telling a great story. The kabbalah/zen divisions of the story add nothing but a layer of confusion. It’s the kind of thing I often see in first novels when a new writer is either insecure about the story she’s trying to tell or is looking for some way to stand out of the crowd. Neither of these is necessary for Ms. Smith, particularly after the more straightforward cleverness of her first novel, White Teeth. It’s too bad because there is a very interesting story going on here.

The plot centers on Alex-Li Tandem. He is a half Asian/half Jewish young man who makes his living as the titular autograph man. His long-time friends—Adam, Joseph, and Rubinfine, along with his girlfriend (and Adam’s sister) Esther—are pushing him to have a kaddish service for his father. In the meantime, he ignores this situation by indulging in his obsession over the actress Kitty Alexander after finally receiving an autograph from her. The situation is a sorrowful one but Ms. Smith, a comedic expert, keeps things lively and flowing; at least, until the story begins to wind down. Much as I feel about White Teeth, I feel this novel does not make the most of its ending when all the various threads of the story are brought together into one room.

Still, for most of the way, this is a great read. It’s a bit more superficial than White Teeth which has a lot of bite with its commentary on society, history, and family, but this one definitely has its worthwhile moments too. As someone who struggles to produce humor in prose, I am an admirer of anyone who does it well. I look forward to checking out Ms. Smith’s novel #3.
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